Gavin Hipkins | Erewhon
31.10.14 - 29.11.14
31 October – 29 November 2014
Erewhon: The Book of the Machines
Starkwhite is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Gavin Hipkins. Realised in conjunction with the artist’s recently completed feature length essay film Erewhon, the exhibition features a new suite of photographs presented alongside a video calling on the key chapter The Book of the Machines taken from Samuel Butler’s 1872 novel Erewhon. For the artist, “Butler’s poetic meditations on industrial society and colonialism remain a timely reflection on contemporary society and our technological dependencies.”
Produced over a two-year period and shot in New Zealand, Australia, and India, Erewhon is the artist’s first feature film. Gavin Hipkins is an Auckland-based artist who works with photography and moving image. His work has been exhibited widely. Recent international screenings and exhibitions include: Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA (2014); City Art Centre and Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Scotland (2014); Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (2013); Armory Film, The Armory Show, New York (2012); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2011); Austrian Museum of Applied Art and Contemporary Art (MAK), Vienna, Austria (2011).
Please contact the gallery for further information and images.